|The Secret of Chromastone|
|Original broadcast||January 29, 2010|
|Series||Ben 10: Alien Force|
|Written by||Rich Fogel|
|Directed by||Dan Riba|
|Previous episode||Time Heals|
|Next episode||Above and Beyond|
The Secret of Chromastone is the forty-second episode of Ben 10: Alien Force.
When Ben catches a cold, he's pleased to see Tetrax, but is caught off guard after he sneezes on him, Tetrax demands Ben give him Chromastone. Tetrax tries to transform Ben into Chromastone, but instead Ben transforms into Diamondhead. Ben doesn't even have a chance to explain what happened to Chromastone when Tetrax attacks him demanding that he handed him over. Tetrax shatters Diamondhead with a weapon and reveals Sugilite inside. Tetrax gives Sugilite a crystal which he absorbs, then Sugilite flies off to Petropia, leaving the other to put Diamondhead back together and transforms back into normal. Tetrax soon explains about why he needs Chromastone. He tells Ben, Gwen and Kevin about Chromastone being the only one to save Petropia, by using that crystal (Sugilite's backup) which contains a crystallized backup of Petropia and its people (which were destroyed by Vilgax).
Ben's situation gets worse when Vilgax shows up, demanding Tetrax to return the crystal Tetrax stole from him. Ben, Gwen, Kevin and Tetrax fight Vilgax until Kevin accidentally tells Vilgax what's going on when Ben's team and Tetrax tried hiding in a secret warehouse in the sewer (which Gwen thinks is disgusting and stupid) but Vilgax finds them because of Ben's sneeze echoing throughout the warehouse. Vilgax flies to Petropia, while Ben, Tetrax, Gwen and Kevin go aboard Tetrax's ship and fly to Petropia. Vilgax soon arrives to Petropia and fights Sugilite, demanding he returns the crystal. Sugilite pleads for mercy, but Vilgax reveals he has none.
Ben, Gwen, Kevin and Tetrax arrive to Petropia, in order to protect Sugilite. Vilgax plucks the crystal off Sugilite, only to discover the crystal's power had been used up, throws it away and flies back to Vilgaxia. A dying Sugilite hands Ben a second crystallized back-up before fading away. Ben then transforms into Diamondhead (revealing that Diamondhead knows what to do with the crystal) and climbs to the top of Petropia to revive Petropia's people. Diamondhead's actions revive both the Petrosapiens and Sugilite, who reveals to Ben that he is Sugilite, Guardian of Petropia, and that Chromastone still remains within the Omnitrix. Tetrax later flies Ben, Gwen and Kevin back to Earth. Ben thanks Tetrax for the ride home. Tetrax mentions it's the least he could do for them. Gwen says that they don't want to hold him back, as he must be anxious to see his friends. Tetrax says that he is, but first he has a score to settle with Vilgax. Ben asks if that's such a good idea, as he's practically invincible. Tetrax just replies "Maybe... Maybe not." And speaking of Vilgax, he has unfortunately caught Ben's cold. The episode ends with Psyphon giving Vilgax a tissue.
- Tetrax returns and seeks help from Ben.
- Sugilite is released from Diamondhead.
- Ben revives Petropia and the Petrosapiens.
- Ben regains Chromastone.
- It is revealed that Chromastone can fly.
- Ben Tennyson
- Gwen Tennyson
- Kevin Levin
- Tetrax Shard (first re-appearance)
- Sugilite (first appearance)
- Resurrected Petrosapiens
Naming and Translations
|French||Le secret de Mégachrome||The Secret of Chromastone|
|Hungarian||Kromakő titka||The Secret of Chromastone|
|Portuguese (Br)||O Segredo do Cromático||The Secret of Chromastone|
|Spanish (HA)||El Secreto de Piedra||The Secret of Chromastone|
|Spanish (Spain)||El Secreto De Megacroma||The Secret of Chromastone|
- When Kevin says "Don't worry, in space nobody can hear you sneeze", it is a reference to the famous 1979 film Alien tagline: "In space no one can hear you scream."
- Many changes have been made to one particular scene: Tetrax Shard witnessing the destruction of his home planet.
- When Diamondhead revived the Petrosapiens, no female or child Petrosapiens were seen.
- Unlike Side Effects, Ben's alien transformations didn't have their powers badly affected by his sickness. They were just weaker than normal.
|Ben 10: Alien Force Episodes|
|Ben 10 Returns: Part 1 • Ben 10 Returns: Part 2 • Everybody Talks About the Weather • Kevin's Big Score • All That Glitters • Max Out • Pier Pressure • What Are Little Girls Made Of? • The Gauntlet • Paradox • Be-Knighted • Plumbers' Helpers • X = Ben + 2|
|Darkstar Rising • Alone Together • Good Copy, Bad Copy • Save the Last Dance • Undercover • Pet Project • Grounded • Voided • Inside Man • Birds of a Feather • Unearthed • War of the Worlds: Part 1 • War of the Worlds: Part 2|
|Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 1 • Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2 • Inferno • Fool's Gold • Simple • Vreedle, Vreedle • Singlehanded • If All Else Fails • In Charm's Way • Ghost Town • Trade-Off • Busy Box • Con of Rath • Primus • Time Heals • The Secret of Chromastone • Above and Beyond • Vendetta • The Final Battle: Part 1 • The Final Battle: Part 2|
|Ben 10: Alien Swarm|